Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected liquid cocaine and dangerous drugs worth HK$30.1 million, arrests four individuals including a 17-year-old woman

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25th November 2023 – (Hong Kong) Hong Kong Customs made significant seizures on November 23 and November 24, confiscating approximately 24 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine and various types of dangerous drugs. The estimated market value of the seized items amounts to around $30.1 million. As a result of these operations, one man and three women have been apprehended.

The Customs officers carried out a risk assessment, leading to the interception of a female passenger at Hong Kong International Airport on November 23. Upon inspecting her luggage, the officers discovered 12 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine concealed within eight wine bottles. Subsequently, the 27-year-old female passenger was immediately arrested.

Further investigations by Customs officers on November 24 led to the arrest of a 33-year-old woman suspected to be involved in the case in Tsim Sha Tsui. Additionally, an 18-year-old man suspected of connection to the case was apprehended in Fanling. During a search of the man, approximately 26.8 grams of suspected crack cocaine were found. Subsequently, a search was conducted at the man’s residence in Fanling, resulting in the discovery of an additional 12 kilograms of suspected liquid cocaine concealed within eight wine bottles, as well as around 500 grams of assorted dangerous drugs. Within the premises, a 17-year-old woman was also arrested.